Aramark shown the door
Aramark will be replaced at Wes by Bon Appetit, the university announced this past week. The Argus reports:
"One of the things that was amazing about this process was that Bon Appétit was so clearly the top choice," said Annie Fox '07. "By the time we got through the interviews, the question wasn't, 'Who is our first choice?' but, 'When do we announce?'"The article also checks in on the labor angle:
In his recent campus-wide e-mail announcing the dining service selection, Vice President for Finance and Administration John Meerts confirmed that Bon Appétit would keep the same number of employees. However, some apprehensions remain about the transition. Sue Silvestro, vice president of union chapter Local 217 and a campus dining worker for 19 years, expressed concern about some changes that could take place.In other news, the new dean is already leaving.
"One of our concerns was that the new service also maintain the same number of full-time positions and benefits," Silvestro said. "We were also told in meetings with administrators that working hours could be different. Right now no one knows for sure."